SOUTH-WEST DISAGREES AS PRESIDENCY DIRECTS POLICE IG TO DETERMINE AMOTEKUN’S STRUCTURE

Written by on August 26, 2020

THE SOUTH-WEST STATES, THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT AGENDA FOR WESTERN NIGERIA COMMISSION, HAVE DISAGREED WITH THE PRESIDENCY THAT THE WESTERN NIGERIAN SECURITY NETWORK, CODENAMED OPERATION AMOTEKUN, WILL NOW BE RUN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STRUCTURE DEFINED BY THE INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE, MOHAMMED ADAMU.

THE SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT ON MEDIA AND PUBLICITY, GARBA SHEHU, SAYS THE STRUCTURE OF THE SECURITY NETWORK WOULD BE AS PRESCRIBED BY THE IG.

SHEHU WAS SPEAKING ON THE APPROVAL OF N13BN BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR COMMUNITY POLICING ACROSS THE 36 STATES OF THE FEDERATION.

THE PRESIDENT’S SPOKESMAN FURTHER STATED THAT THE COMMUNITY POLICING STRUCTURE WOULD BE THE SAME ACROSS THE 36 STATES AND WHATEVER WOULD NOT CONFORM WITH THE NATIONAL STRUCTURE WOULD NOT BE “IN THE SCHEME OF THINGS.”

SHEHU SAID GOVERNORS WERE CARRIED ALONG IN THE PROCESS THROUGH THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC COUNCIL, WHICH COMPRISES THE 36 GOVERNORS AND HEADED BY VICE-PRESIDENT YEMI OSINBAJO.

HOWEVER, THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL, DAWN, DR SEYE OYELEYE, “THE HOUSES OF ASSEMBLY IN THE SIX STATES IN THE SOUTH-WEST HAVE PASSED LAWS TO GUIDE THE OPERATIONS OF AMOTEKUN IN THEIR STATES. I DON’T KNOW WHAT HE (SHEHU) MEANT EXCEPT HE IS SAYING THAT THE ORDER OF THE INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE SUPERSEDES THE STATES’ LAWS.

SIMILARLY, THE SPECIAL ADVISER TO GOVERNOR ROTIMI AKEREDOLU OF ONDO STATE ON SECURITY MATTERS, JIMOH DOJUMO, SAID THE STRUCTURE OF AMOTEKUN WAS ALREADY CONTAINED IN THE LAW THAT SET UP THE AGENCY.


Reader's opinions

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



Current track

Title

Artist

Background